Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sum of words one uses or understands; a vocabulary.

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  • noun One's vocabulary; the words one uses or understands; one's lexicon.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Old English wordhord.]

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A modern revival of Old English wordhord ("treasury of words"), equivalent to word +‎ hoard.

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  • this one is apparently an old english synonym for "vocabulary". more colorful tho

    February 16, 2007

  • used in the phrase "unlocked his word-hoard" to describe speaking.

    June 27, 2008